Win A Kindle Fire!

To celebrate the release of Cozy Christmas Capers, some author friends and I are giving away a Kindle Fire HDX this weekend. Just follow this link to the Laffeinated Ink blog to enter. Good luck!  

Cozy Christmas Capers Is Here!

A new story in my Culinary Competition Mystery series was released today as part of the Cozy Christmas Capers anthology. If you're looking for some great stories to get you in the holiday spirit, please consider getting a copy. At only $1.99 for a book that has over 800 pages...

Cookbook Review: The Kitchen Ecosystem

The Kitchen Ecosystem By Eugenia Bone Clarkson Potter/Publishers A trip to the grocery store can by a budget-busting experience now. When you pay hard earned money for food, why not use it as fully as possible? That's the principal behind this book. Turn chicken bones into broth, beet greens into...

Cookbook Review: The New Indian Slow Cooker

The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani and More By Neela Paniz Published by Ten Speed Press I love eating Indian food, but have always been reluctant to try cooking it myself. I head to a restaurant for my biryani and keema fix. On the...

Kimchi Craving

On Tuesday I turned Chicken Soup & Homicide in to my publisher. All summer there was a lot going on with life in general, beyond my writing life, so getting the book whipped into shape over the last month and a half was intense. I've written before about how I...

Cookbook Review: The Nourished Kitchen

The Nourished Kitchen By Jennifer McGruther Published by 10 Speed Press Eating like our ancestors is the basis for this book, what the author calls a traditional foods lifestyle. What does this mean? Eating fruits and vegetables when they are in season. Eating meat from pasture-raised animals or wild game....

Cops & Doughnuts For The Win!

I live in a state that you have to want to come to. Michigan is surrounded by the Great Lakes on three sides, which are basically inland seas that can produce ocean-like conditions and have the shipwrecks to prove it. So unless you want to go from Canada to Wisconsin,...

Rainy Day Giveaway

There are thunderstorms predicted for my area this afternoon. A perfect time to start a giveaway for an umbrella and a book...two things that come in handy on a rainy day. These umbrellas are super cute (I think). When not in use they fit into a hard plastic case that...

Back To A Routine

[caption id="attachment_1609" align="aligncenter" width="417"] Giveaway coming soon for...wine bottle shaped UMBRELLAS![/caption] Routines aren't sexy or exciting, but they sure are productive. My kids went back to school on Tuesday. They're getting used to homework every night again. Me? I'm getting used to writing every day again. This week has the...

Coming Soon

We're heading into the last week of summer here at Chez Gradowski. That basically amounts to me almost losing my mind between making sure the kids have everything to start school (there's always something essential that isn't thought of until the last minute) and anticipation of some yummy quiet so...